The way it is…

or it should be?

A friend to me: I don´t read you

I: The greatest happiness in life is to be associated with the spirit

Friend: what ?

I: And the greatest torment is to know to much…

My Friend with a great question mark over his head: but ähh if when…

I: And yet be unable to be detached

Friend is shaking his head  turning around and left the room

To seek...

My mind became loud:

Waves are moving deep sea stays unmoved

Sometimes is to say nothing the best answer…

or body benefits from movement mind from stillness

Wish a happy stillness

Daoist wisdom…

Refine the self and set up the foundation.

Overcome anger and lust; conquer the self and return to normalcy

Mundane feelings and idle thoughts are all to be thrown away

I Ging and I

Those who hear the Way are small sages; those who accomplish the Way are great sages. 

Yang Shen Fa- Daoist Health Preservation- promoting a long and healthy live

Yang Shen Fa the art of enabling self cultivation by taking our health into our own hands.Yang Sheng Fa promotes methods of self-healing, health cultivation, and encourages a positive state of mind, ultimately leading to the preservation of one’s health, well-being, and from a practitioner’s perspective, greater focus and treatment outcomes.

There are many aspects of Chinese medicine, and Yang Sheng Fa lends itself to the branches that can be used by yourself without having to visit a Chinese Medicine practitioner. These methods include the following:

• Food Therapy / Dietary Improvements

• Herbal Supplementation

• Mind Cultivation

• Acupressure / Self Massage (Tui Na)

• Energy / Breathing Exercises (Qi Gong)

• Physical Exercise (Daoyin or Taiji)

Yang Sheng can be a way of taking advice and training on health and wellbeing, and tailor it to your own individual needs and preferences.

daoyin bagua_s

In my clinic for Classical Chinese Medicine a growing number of  patients asking for live and health guidance. This is actually very good because by guidance of daily live like it is named  at Yang Sheng Fa the speed up of to get healthy is really visible. After the patients get back their health and they keep on going on the Yang Sheng Fa principles they can keep their health and enjoy their live.

Here some quotes from Chinese classics:

Mind Cultivation

“Temperance in the emotions can prolong life”

Gong Tingxian, Ming Dynasty (Longevity and Life Preservation)

“It is man himself, not Heaven, who governs his life,

and he who abuses himself dies young, while he who takes

good care of himself enjoys a long life”.

Gao Lian, Ming dynasty

Daoyin Exercise

“Aging does not occur with bodily movement”

Lu Shi Chun Qiu (Lu’s Spring and Autumn Annals)

Nondualistic Mentality

All of the dualities of live are mutually depend and mutually necessary. Here the quote about from Laotse in:

Tao Te Ching (21-2) In the world, everyone recognize beauty as beauty, since the ugly is also there. Everyone recognize goodness as goodness, since evil is also there.

Laotse_s

When one searches only for beauty one stigmatizes the ugly. When people see beauty as pure beauty they view the ugly disparagingly. In valuing the good as purely good their judgement is based upon the idea of bad. But the universal manifests through the division of two from one, each depends on its opposite. So what ? One exist because the opposite exist ! If one would not exist the other would also not exist. Mhhhh, then it would be no separation no judgement means paradise, Shangri-La, nirvana, heaven or Wuji like the daoist are saying.

Teacher or master of an energy or spirituell art ? Part 1

Good question isn´t it ?  The confusion comes easily if you don´t know the difference and how to find points to measure. To read and belief advertisement can´t be the right for it. They are all similar, offering of course the best of the particular art for a better sell. For Qi Gong, Yoga, Taijiquan and so on many many schools with many many teachers or masters who knows where to go or why to chose this or yonder. They showing certification of their education, is that good or not ? But who knows is the organization or the person who certificate them are right or wrong or high or low a good one or a bad one.

yoga dog_s

Mhhh, so what now ? If you really interested to figure out you have to go personally to the place, studio, gym or to the person who calls him- or herself this or that. The most certification are given because the has done so and so many hours in that particular art. With this information only you can already say to 99% this is a teacher. Because nobody can master an spirituell or energetic art because of training the art for xy amount of hours. A person can of course learn the techniques what also means he or she can perform the external movement or positioning picture perfect but it does not mean the art is mastered.  To master an energy or spirituell art you have to go through your own processes energetic, mentally and spiritually. This may take years after years and no tonly xy hours.

More about will coming soon, stay tuned for part 2.

External enemies…

In Chinese medicine is a saying:

If your internal defense (Qi/vital energy )is strong and flowing no external enemy can strike you.

It sounds quite martial but its only a kind of view. And the so called not educated people in ancient China could understand its terminology easily.

External enemies:

  • Cold
  • Heat
  • Wind
  • Dryness
  • Dampness

These nature aspects of course not by it self enemies only if they can enter into your body. Then they can create so called blockages or in other words health problems. To prevent this it is necessary to keep our guard strong so these enemies can not enter the body. Several ways exist to keep the guard (defense Qi) strong. Here are some examples  from the classical wisdom of ancient china.

  • Live with nature rhythm
  • Exercises: Qi Gong / Chi Kung / Taijiquan
  • Food: 5 Element diet
  • Emotions: Keep them calm and balanced

crane tusche_s

Crane is symbolizing long life and immortality in Chinese culture.

Each of the listed ones has its own benefit but all the together they are a quite strong army against the so called external enemies. Each individual of them are to strengthen our defense Qi i.e. the guard. All together they build a strong army. This is the secret of a healthy life but the knowledge by itself not very helpful better start to bring it into your daily action. If you don´t you are the owner of death knowledge….

Spirituell work….

When you start to meditate and you lower your eyelids no separation of spirit and intension is needed. The separation starts only when movement and stillness begin to follow each other. Meaning is the stillness (non action) is coming from the spirit and the intension works through action. The spirit can accomplish everything in its non action. The spirit is the ruler of action but does not move in its original. Intension by the other hand moves and is directing the spirit. For true intuition to emerge spirit and right intention must work together. To reach the goal you must extinguish all thoughts.

Butterfly_s

Practice mindfulness every day until it is becoming like to brush one´s teeth. Mind creates reality you chosen to see things good or bad positive or negative. Meditation is a good tool to be aware of our mindset all day long.

Breath in and out ….thats it and don´t forget to smile

Autumn…part3

Good, now we know the Traditional Chinese Medicine had its the main influence from deep knowledge thousands of years of observation and the deep spirituell experience of daoist practitioner.

Autumn time is the lung time. The lung is the organ who disperse the Qi within the body and is nourishing the skin . To strengthen the lung you should especial take car of it in autumn time. Autumn is like I said before is the time where you can help the lung for increase its power because by nature the lung is ready to gathering it better in that time.  To help the lung in its work you can take care more by yourself in you skin. If do it the lung can have rest and store its energy. Sauna is for example good now to do and using creams after it and after shower is announced know.. More laughing as counterpart of the so called autumn melancholy. Many people suffering about the autumn melancholy because they are aware know of caducity. The summer is gone, the leaves falling down, the colors changing all this changing is the reason that quite many people mood is changing into a kind of melancholy or even depression. Lot of people catching now a flu or cold. The reason of it wrong diet still taken the summer food like salad, fruit juice, fruits from hot countries. With this kind of diet you open the doors and welcome the cold and the wind. Cold and wind are the factors for many diseases.

herbstblatt cartoon_s

smile even when falling down..

One golden rule for health :  Take in the opposite of the present weather

Simple rule but don´t take it to serious but the tendency should be in toward to this golden rule. Beside all this don´t forget the fun like so many health freaks are doing. These kind of people looking sick even they are absolutely doing everything right  from the diet aspect. Bon appetite

stay tuned for next autumn informations

Dao and Sport…?

Sei biegsam wie ein Bambus…ist eine der Kernaussagen des Daoyin. Daoyin ist der Oberbegriff von daoistischen Übungsserien die seit der Kulturrevolution in China unter dem Namen „Qi Gong“ zusammen gefasst wurden. Schaut man sich Babys an wie die sich verbiegen können und lassen dann sieht man das Bild eines jungen Bambus ganz klar vor Augen. Ältere Menschen kommen dann eher einer knorrigen Kiefer gleich. Sie sind fest verankert und trotzen den Umständen mit Härte und Entschlossenheit. Der Bambus steht für Belebung, Bewegung und Entfaltung die Kiefer hingegen ist ein Sinnbild für die Materialisierung in einem jahrelangen fortwährenden Prozesses des festhalten und nicht los lassen. Daoyin / Qi Gong verhilft einem die Geschmeidigkeit eines Bambus zu erhalten und lehrt einen das loslassen und nicht festhalten. Dies wird umschrieben mit „fließen lassen, oder“be like water“.

 

Daoyin Übungen

 

Wer sich körperlich oder mental anspannt und nicht loslässt der bedient nur den sogenannten Yang Aspekt. Dies führt nach Jahren zur körperlichen und geistigen Unflexibilität, Härte. Der Yin – Aspekt wird dadurch immer mehr in den Hintergrund getrennt und es entsteht Disharmonie. Wenn man da hört“ ich gehe mich mal Quälen“ gemeint ist ich gehe mal zum Sport, Fitnesstraining oder Gym dann ist das zwar zeitlich limitiert wird aber nach Jahren eine körperlich und mentale erfahrbare Realität. Daraus wird dann „ich quäle mich aus dem Bett, zur Arbeit etc.. Qual und Härte sind zeigen sich dann in Körper- und Gesichtsmimik. Verhärtete unflexible Einstellungen gehören irgendwann auch dazu.

„Sport ist Mord“ von Churchill bekommt dann seine Bestätigung soweit wir es denn zulassen. Es sei denn wir verstehen die Zusammenhänge und ändern unsere Festgefahrenheit.  Wir müssen nur den Yin Aspekt auch mit berücksichtigen und schon haben wir alles was uns weich, flexibel und geschmeidig erhält. Dann ist Sport auch kein Mord. Was aber alles gehört zum Yin Aspekt ?

  • Spazieren
  • Radeln
  • auf der Bank sitzen denVögel zuhören oder Blumen anschauen
  • Qi Gong/ Chi Kung
  • Yoga (richtiges nicht die Powervariante)
  • Stretching
  • Tasse Tee
  • Buch
  • Meditation

Yin gibt es soviel auf der Welt greift zu bedient Euch macht wieder geschmeidig, freundlich, weich. So könnt ihr der Härte, Unflexibilität und Steifigkeit Paroli bieten und Ausgleich schaffen. Bewegung und Ruhe, Lachen und Ernsthaftigkeit, Wachen und Schlafen, Sport und Ruhe und so weiter das sind die Gegensätze, das sind das Yin und Yang des Taiji- Zeichens. Das ist Harmonie Pur bis in die letze Zelle eures Daseins.